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« Reply #210 on: February 04, 2007 01:56:52 AM »

Im a bit late to join this knitalong, but I just finished my first pair of knitted adult size socks!



Its not my frist pair of socks as I made the example mini sock from the knitty tutorial ( so sweet!) and tried to make some adult socks from some leftover acrylic about a year ago , but I had second sock syndrome as the first one turn out stiff and horrible.

Really pleased with my first completed socks though! Made from hand dyed alpaca merino from the Natural Dye Store. I've got some slight laddering where the needles joined (not really sure how to avoid this as I tried pulling the stitch tight every time I changed needle - anyone got any tips?)




P.s please excuse my pasty legs!



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« Reply #211 on: February 04, 2007 07:33:50 AM »

They're great, knitwitUK! 

I don't know how to avoid the laddering except to move your stitches around the needles every once in a while -- although I think that only distributes the laddering (I'm also bad about doing this). 
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« Reply #212 on: February 04, 2007 09:12:05 AM »

Great job everyone!  Nice socks!

I've hit a rough patch with my socks and frogged them twice this week... Bamboo needles were going great the first day... second day somehow I twisted the project and ended up knitting on two needles with the yarn hung up on the other two (recoverable) then 2) realizing I had purls where I wanted knits... (obviously I was not paying attention!!)... ripped that sock out... I ordered some Susan Bates Quicksilver needles and started socks on 2 circulars... My needles have terrible joins and the yarn does not slide on them at all... frogged that attempt as well. 

So for a month of trying, I have nothing to show for my efforts... I am getting better at working with the little needles so the practice is not for naught, but I would like to have a finished pair of socks! 
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Leaudemiel
« Reply #213 on: February 05, 2007 06:37:01 PM »

My friend Andria convinced me in two words: No Seaming. I've had to frog once (gauge was WAY off) and buy new needles (who knew there was such a big difference between Size 2 and 3!

Anyway, I bought a skein of Opal, based on a painting (who knew?) and I just love the striping!!

Here's a picture of my progress so far (I did 15 rows in rib, now I'm going for 7 inches of stockinette.


And I'm ridiculously in love with how cute the little stitches are:


I'm hoping to get the 7 inches done so my friend can talk me through heel turning!
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rachelo
« Reply #214 on: February 08, 2007 06:18:10 AM »

I'm not sure if anyone is still working on their socks (I am!), but I thought I'd post! 

Leaudemiel, I love your colorway!  If you need help with the heels, this site is a great walk through.  It's what I'm using on my socks (after getting so angry at other patterns, I threw things Undecided).  I'm currently working on the loooooong foot part before the toes.  It's taking forever, even though I'm working a bit a night.

Good luck and let us (if anyone is still eying this knitalong) know how it goes!   Cheesy
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Leaudemiel
« Reply #215 on: February 08, 2007 11:51:13 AM »

I'm still going! I've gotten my 7 inches and tonight I am turning a heel, with or without a coach!

Thank you for that tutorial!!! Smiley I will post once I get the heel done!

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rachelo
« Reply #216 on: February 08, 2007 04:00:45 PM »

You can do it, Leaudemiel!  I was soooo worried about the heel and that tutorial saved my life.  It was really clear.  Good luck!  I'll try to post what I've gotten done soon.  I'm maybe halfway done with the foot part on both socks.  It just feels like it's taking forever (and I'm even using massive yarn and needles!).
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« Reply #217 on: February 09, 2007 06:27:23 AM »

Here's where I'm at:

I have about an inch and a half on each sock until I can decrease (this is after knitting for about 5 hours in front of the TV last night).

Oh, and they're not lumpy, just trying to be flat on dpns.  Cheesy
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« Reply #218 on: February 09, 2007 07:44:38 PM »

omg, you go girl! so do you think you would recomend doing both at once?
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« Reply #219 on: February 09, 2007 09:14:38 PM »

I just finished my first sock and started on the second. Hopefully, I'll have the second done faster than the first  Tongue
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